Welcome to the website of the Barnes Literary Society (BLS)

BLS Membership 2018/2019

There has been a greater than usual demand for membership this season.
Please bear with us while we process memberships including existing standing orders and new members’ applications. If you have been successful in your application you will receive your membership card before our first event on 17 October. If you are unsuccessful you can apply to come as a guest to the first event, via this website.

Barnes Literary Society was founded in 2004 by a group of Barnes friends to provide a literary focus for members in the local area and beyond. The Society offers stimulating monthly evening events in a friendly atmosphere in the centre of Barnes, when there is an opportunity to hear published authors and other speakers give talks on a wide variety of literary topics. These range from novels to historical writing, drama, crime and contemporary issues. We also enjoy visits to places of interest once or twice a year.

BLS has proved to be increasingly popular over the years and now has a membership of over 300. On this website you can find out about our current programme, our previous distinguished speakers, and tour our gallery of posters and photographs. And, should you wish to join, just click on our Membership page.